How To: Make Fabric Switch Plates

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Switch your switch plate. Sometimes adorning the smallest things can make a difference. Switch plates usually blend right in with the wall, but adding a little fabric or paper can give your room a punch.

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Flickr member tworabbits tried her hand on these two above.

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Over at Craftster, bubba*tink made a slew of them.

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She simply used spray adhesive to adhere the fabric to the plate. She also brushed mod-podge over them for a glossy finish, but you could skip that if you want a more natural look.

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Prefer to use paper? Martha Stewart has a quick tutorial for accomplishing this same look using paper.

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As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.